Once again its been a while, too long but surely it just goes to show how busy we have been!
Since our last blog update lots has happened, and I have probably forgotten most of it, but what I will of course remember is the winners;
Black Anthem-a horse who had become quite disappointing and frustrating finally got his head in front on just his second run over fences which was great, even better to be at our local track. Following another frustrating run at Huntingdon we ran him at Exeter back over hurdles in the selling hurdle, where to be fair to him over an inadiquate trip he finished third and was successfully claimed by Mr R Newland, so we wish him the best with him in the future.
Kahdian-a horse who has done us proud all year, rarely finishing out the prize money he also scored over fences at our local track under a very fine ride from Paul O'Brien to notch his first ever career success at the ripe old age of 9! He also ran in the same Exeter race as Black Anthem and was successfully claimed after finishing a good second by Olly Murphy, I am sure he will continue to run his normal competitive races and we also wish them the best of luck with him.
We had a day to remember a couple of weeks ago with Majorette & Mans Not Trot scoring our first ever across the card double!
Majorette has also been a model of consistency all through the winter on the all weather being placed on numerous occasions but she got her head in front back under her prefered rider Trevor Whelan who also scored on her this time last year, it was an impressive performance back over the minimum trip of 5f to win going away. It was absolutely fantastic to give Chris Clark his first winner for 12 years....(he hasnt been with us all that time I might add!) He is a wonderful owner to have and he hasnt had the best of luck recently so it was good. She is a filly that puts an awful lot into her runs and always comes back a little stiff so we give her some time and she will be back out again soon, hopefully on the grass where we believe she will be a better filly.
Mans Not Trot was making his debut for us after being privately purchased out of Jamie Osbornes after being withdrawn at the start on his latest run as he was lame, we knew we had him in great order and he was going well at home. The major downside was he was drawn 12/12 round Wolverhampton and for a horse that wants to make the running this wasnt ideal, but under a very positive Megan Nicholls having her first ride for us he was out and away like a rocket to make most, although turning in it looked like he was a spent force after going quite hard early but to his credit he stuck his head out and rallied to come home in front at 22-1. A fantastic day for the whole team, Jess or myself ride Majorette and Daisy rides Mans Not Trot so credit to everyone, it was a great effort. Long may the good form continue.
Johni Boxit had his first run for us on the flat where he had the welter weight of 10st on his back against younger, higher rated rivals with less. He had been competing in sellers and claimers before we got him so it was a great effort from him to finish third under such circumstances back in a handicap, it looks as if he has improved, strengthened and will be winning races under both codes soon!
We have made many new purchases recently and they will be added to the list of horses in training and for sale, potentially a very nice bunch, our stock is certainly improving which is great. All we need now is some new owners to come and join our great team and be part of something.
As some of you may be aware one of our bigger owners Inspire Racing have finished which is very sad for all concerned, they gave it a great go and were massive supporters of ours for which we are grateful. It is a very hard industry and with many things within the game always seeming to be against you it can make it even harder. All their horses are currenty for sale so do get in touch to find out more. All horses are sound in wind and limb and will win races. We wish Leigh Mackey and his team all the best in the future and thanks for their support.